SNACK TIME | Crispy curry chickpeas

crispy curry chickpea

I admit it, I have a problem. A snacking problem. Especially when the snacks are crunchy.

Give me a bag of pretzels, pita chips, popcorn, or cereal (literally anything) and it’ll be gone in a matter of minutes. This is sadly not a joke.

Because of this little “problem”, I try not to keep them in the house.

But sometimes you just NEED a little snack. This Sunday, after all of the fireworks, beer and bonfires, all I wanted to do was put my feet up with a good book and a tasty (but healthy) snack.

These crispy curry chickpeas came to the rescue! The recipe only requires 4 ingredients and yields a tasty treat.

Ingredients:

– 1/2 can of chickpeas (I saved the other half to make these again later in the week)
– 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
– Sprinkle of salt (to taste)
– 1.5 tablespoons curry powder (to taste)

Step 1: Drain your chickpeas and wash well.

dry roasted chickpeas

Step 2: Lay the chickpeas on paper towels to dry for a few minutes.

Step 3: Remove any of the skin/shells that have fallen off. The rest can stay on.

Step 4: Stir chickpeas, olive oil, and salt in a bowl and make sure all peas have a nice coating.

toasted chickpea recipe

Step 5: Spread them out in one layer on a cooking sheet and pop in the oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Step 6: While cooking, make sure to take a spatula and move them around on the tray every 7-10 minutes to cook/brown evenly.

Step 7: Once they have a nice brown, crispy outside, remove from the oven and sprinkle with curry powder.

Step 8: Enjoy them while they’re hot!

roasted chickpea recipe

These are a perfect snack alone or a great addition to a salad. Step 8 is crucial though, once they being to cool they don’t taste as crispy. So don’t dilly daddle!

The chickpeas don’t have to be curry-flavored either! You can add any seasoning you want; rosemary, cinnamon, cumin, the list goes on and on.

What are your go-to healthy (preferably crunchy) snacks you love? Any and all ideas/recipes happily accepted!

26 thoughts on “SNACK TIME | Crispy curry chickpeas

  1. KCole's Creative Corner July 8, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Roasted chickpeas make for such a delicious, healthy snack! I like to add a pinch of garlic powder and cayenne to mine. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Amanda B. July 9, 2015 / 6:24 am

      YUM! I’ll have to give that spice combo a try :) I love garlic. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    • Amanda Brooks July 9, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      Cucumber is a great crunchy treat :) especially when dipped into some ranch dip haha

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